Faculty of law is another name for a law school or school of law, the terms commonly used in the United States. This term is used in Canada and other Commonwealth countries. It may be distinguishable from law school in the sense that a faculty is a subdivision of a university on the same rank with other faculties, i.e. faculty of medicine, faculty of graduate studies, whereas a law school or school of law may have a more autonomous status within a university, or may be totally independent of any other post-secondary educational institution.
Now that the truth is out, law school faculties are likely to come under increased pressure to surrender some of their hiring autonomy.
Liberal faculty at these schools, like their (rare) conservative colleagues, believe what they teach, and there is no reason to label their liberal teachings as wrong just because conservatives often disagree with them.
If faculties are to be first-rate, they must continue to select their own colleagues, and academic freedom must be protected even for those who pay mere lip service to viewpoint diversity.
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